FATHER TREY GARLAND, RECTOR

 

Father Trey is a native of Texas and the product of an Episcopal parochial school and has served as a rector with a school, a teacher at a parochial school and a chaplain to a school.  He is a firm believer in the education and spiritual growth afforded by a parochial schools.  His educational background is both in theology and in music, with a little bit of law.  He holds a BA in Religious Studies from Alma, Michigan, and a MDiv from The University of the South (aka Sewanee).  Though incomplete, his doctoral work has shaped him as a church liturgist and musician.

Email: TGarland@resurrectionlongwood.org

REV. SUZANNE BRUNO, DEACON

Born in Southern California, Deacon Susie had the blessing of also living in Canada, Colorado, Virginia, New York, Florida, North Carolina, and now back to Florida.

            She attended Occidental College in Los Angeles and received her BA degree in Psychology with a minor in English, then went an extra year to earn her California Teaching Credential.  She met her husband Paul at Occidental; they have two children, both of whom, with their spouses and pets, live  in Orlando.

            From January of 1986 to August of 2008, they lived in Longwood, attended Resurrection, and Deacon Susie taught at Sweetwater Episcopal Academy. She attended the Institute for Christian Studies for her seminary experience from 1990 to 1994 and was ordained to the Vocational Diaconate in 1993. Having taught 4th grade and Middle School English at SEA, she became the Deacon at ECR and the Religious Education teacher and Chaplain at the school.

            It was time for a change, and in 2008 she and Paul moved to Charlotte, NC, where their daughter and her husband lived. During their ten years there, Deacon Susie was on the clergy staff of St. John’s Episcopal Church during their interim time and then for the next eight years on the staff of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Waxhaw, NC. In August of 2019 at the time of her retirement, she and Paul returned to Longwood to be near their children, long time friends, and ECR, where she currently has the privilege of serving as Deacon once again.  For fun and relaxation Deacon Susie enjoys time with her family, nature and animals, especially dogs (of which they have 3), reading, puzzles and games, and seeing new places and doing new things.

Email: sbrunorev@aol.com

MARCY CHARLES, MINISTRIES COORDINATOR

Marcy and her family moved to Florida from Buffalo NY in 1993 and became a member of Resurrection the same year.  She was a preschool teacher before joining the staff of ECR in 2004 as church secretary and has since worn many hats within the church office.  Marcy, husband Earle and children Spencer and Cassidy reside in Longwood.

Email: mcharles@resurrectionlongwood.org

JILL CHESTER, FINANCIAL MANAGER

Jill has a degree in Accounting from Syracuse University.  She has been a full time employee of Episcopal Church of the Resurrection since 2006.  Her family have been parishioners of Resurrection since 1993.  Jill resides in Longwood with her husband and two of her four children.

Email: jchester@resurrectionlongwood.org

SHARON CLARK, YOUTH MINISTER

Sharon  has been a member of Resurrection for 18 years serving in many ministries and the vestry.  She began as the youth minister on February 22, 2015 and is delighted to be working with the growing number of young people at ECR.  Sharon has a background in theatre, loves outdoor activities and spending time with her grandchildren.  She believes in utilizing the talent found at ECR and invites anyone who has an idea to present to the youth to contact her during office hours; interaction within the congregation assists our community in growth and understanding across generations.

Email: sclark@resurrectionlongwood.org

MICHELLE GARRETT, DIRECTOR OF SWEETWATER SUMMER DAY CAMP
Email: Camp@resurrectionlongwood.org

TIM HANES, DIRECTOR OF MUSIC & FINE ARTS

Tim is the Director of Music at Resurrection. In 2009 and 2013 the Resurrection Children’s Choir was selected to perform at Carnegie Hall with the International Children’s Choir Festival. His choirs have performed eight times at the White House.

Tim is the founder and Artistic Director of the Orlando Youth Theatre and creator of Orlando Kids on Stage. He also serves as musical director for Valencia Community College and a freelance accompanist and vocal coach. Tim received the 2006 Presidential Scholar in the Arts’ Teacher Recognition award. Tim was Director of Education for The Civic Theatres of Central Florida and created the performance troupe Civic Kids with original members including Mandy Moore. Prior to Orlando, Tim served as Artist-in-Residence for the State of Tennessee. Students of Mr. Hanes are working on Broadway, Film and Television.

Email: orlandokos@aol.com

GAY TAFT, OFFICE ASSISTANT

Gay has been a member of Resurrection since 2000.  The Lord and children are her ministry. She was a teacher for 32 years. The last ten before she retired, was at Sweetwater Episcopal Academy.  She taught all these years in Christian schools.   She is now the assistant in the church office.  Gay is also involved in Kairos Torch Prison Ministry, where she mentors youth that are incarcerated.  She is a true Floridian as she was born and raised in Tampa.  She has three children and four grandchildren and lives in Longwood Florida.

Email: gtaft@resurrectionlongwood.org

ALISON WALSH, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS & FINANCE

Alison has been a member of the church and school staff since summer of 2013.  She has been a life-long Episcopalian.  Alison has a degree in Elementary Education, but has spent her adult life working at Episcopal conference and retreat centers.  Most recently she was the Executive Director of Duncan Conference Center located in Delray Beach, FL.  Alison, her husband Jim and daughter Jenna reside in Oviedo.

Email: awalsh@sweetwaterepiscopal.org

 

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